ITCO has the right solution when longitudinal water barrier becomes necessary. ITCOGEL protects fibres from moisture and mechanical stress. ITCO products meet the exacting standards set by today’s cable manufacturing and joining techniques. Our product line incorporates synthetic and aliphatic hydrocarbons having proven compatibility with a wide variety of fibre coatings, inks and tube construction materials including PBT, Nylon 12, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, HDPE, etc.
Our versatile Gels are being successfully used in a wide variety of cable designs, including Loose Tube, Central Tube, Ribbon Construction and Slotted Core.
The ITCOGEL range combining features like non-toxicity, stability at a wide temperature range and well-defined flow characteristics, is available commercially mainly under ITCOGEL T and ITCOGEL C series for filling and flooding applications respectively. The basic difference is in their degree of softness and rheological properties as measured by viscosity at various shear rates. These products are highly pure, non-melting, thixotropic gels that can be used for extrusion at high temperatures above 200°C while remaining pliable even at temperatures below –70°C.